Travertine is made of a limestone material that is quarried from the earth. It is cut into tiles which may be used for floors or walls. Because some travertine tiles are very porous they may need to be filled. This is usually done at the factory. In older floors sometimes holes develop but they can be easily filled and will blend in with the rest of the tile. 

Travertine tiles maybe honed at the factory but it is not uncommon for the tiles to be installed without being honed or polished. Some Tampa Bay Area customers leave the floors unpolished while others prefer varying levels of shine in their travertine floor polishing. AFC can hone travertine floors to a satin finish or a mirror like shine depending on your personal preference.

The installation of travertine floors can be tricky. Great care must be taken to ensure that the tiles are laid flat. Because tiles vary in thickness lippage may occur which is where one tile sits up slightly higher than the adjacent tile. This situation can be corrected but requires more steps than if the floor had been correctly installed. 

AFC Floor Care

Tampa's Travertine Floor Polishing Experts

Magnificent Marble Restoration

If we, my husband and I, could give Alan and his crew 20 stars, we would. We are still in awe over the magnificent marble restoration they did on travertine floors throughout our house. The floors were 27 years old, and had never had any professional care done to them.

We found out about Alan from another company that was not servicing our area. Alan came out to view our house, he gave us an estimate the next day, and had us scheduled within a week. This was a four day job, 4 men, for 9+ hours a day. They arrived right on time and worked their hearts out. Each day before leaving, they cleaned up everything, and put all the furniture back in its place, even though they were coming back the next day and would have to move the furniture again! We were very impressed about the care they took with our house, moving the furniture, protecting all the base, cabinets and walls with plastic, etc….Everyone was very professional, kind, and so easy to work with.

We have been in the construction industry for over 45 years, and we can attest to the excellence of this company. Don’t waste your time with other companies, AFC Floor Care is the best out there!

Joanne and Larry Glenn

Full Travertine Restoration in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater

A complete restoration of travertine floors involves taping all of the walls, cabinets and appliances with plastic to insure that we leave your rooms as clean as we found them. Next, the holes are filled and the grout lines are cleaned. Now we’re ready to begin honing the floors. Honing is wet sanding using a series of diamond impregnated pads that will remove scratches and smooth the floor. At this point we are ready to polish the floor using a mild acid compound and a weighted floor machine.

Travertine Polishing & Cleaning In The Greater Tampa Bay Area

Some travertine floors such as chiseled edge travertine only require cleaning and polishing. We use a high PH floor cleaner along with a high pressure hot water rinse system to ensure the tile and grout are thoroughly cleaned. Floors are now ready to be polished using a mild acid compound and a weighted floor machine.  This process will leave the floors clean and restored to its original satin shine.

Marble Restoration

Marble floors typically come from the factory with a high polished shine. Over time, the tiles can become dull or scratched in high traffic areas. Our stone floor restoration service removes dull areas and scratches by honing the floors using a series of diamond impregnated pads followed by polishing the floors to a high gloss shine.

Free Estimates and Test Spots

Call us at 813-933-6049 to arrange for a free test spot which will allow you to see just how beautiful your travertine or marble floors can be. Available to customers in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and surrounding areas.

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